Contributions in Central Sydney

Central Sydney contributions plan

Building projects in the city centre that are expected to exceed $200,000 in development costs must make cash contributions to the City amounting to 1% of the expected total development costs before a construction certificate or complying development certificate can be released.

Information applicants need to provide

For developments expected to cost between $150,000 and $3 million a City cost summary report needs to be completed and submitted.

When the expected cost will exceed $3 million a City registered quantity surveyor's detailed cost report must be completed and submitted.

Note: Section 61 cost summary and quantity surveyor reports must be:

  1. completely filled out with correct calculations
  2. submitted with construction certificate and plans/drawings related to the development or assessment will not proceed. 

If you are unsure and to avoid assessment delays, please check with your private certifier or contact:

Planning Assessment Unit
02 9265 9363

Note: Payment can only be made after you address the above points relating to your report.

The reports you submit must then be verified by the City in writing.

Development cost inclusions and exclusions

Items to include or exclude in the development cost are described in section 2.3(a) on pages 6 and 7 of the Central Sydney development contributions plan.

Last updated: Monday, 19 March 2018